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Monday, March 07, 2016

They made him inevitable

Finally, a conservative who gets it. Does Donald Trump scare you? Good, he should. And if the GOPe manages to stop him, you're going to like who comes next even less.
This election is the Republican Altamont, where conservatives got knifed by the Hell’s Angels. It’s our own fault too – the GOP teased its base, looked down upon it, lied to it, and when it turned out it wasn’t playing games and pulled a blade the establishment wasn’t ready.

I spent the last few days at CPAC, surrounded by conservatives, and there was a clear preference for focusing on the symptom – Donald Trump and his myriad failings – rather than the disease. Our problem is not this digitally-challenged, bizarrely phallocentric clown; it’s our failure to represent the people left behind as we got ahead.

Donald Trump is the fault of the GOP elite, including movement conservatives, who failed to listen, who failed to follow through, who thought we were meant to lead the benighted past their narrow self-interests and unseemly prejudices to a wonderful new world reflecting our benevolent self-interests and elite prejudices. Funny how the conservative, globalized utopia we sought to impose always worked out really well for us. Except those left behind aren’t laughing.

Trumpism isn’t merely about unfocused anger – it would be super-convenient to write this off as a temper tantrum that will soon blow over and allow us to get back to the business as usual of ignoring the pleas (which are now demands) to stop the immigration disaster, to address the fallout of free trade, and to stop the useless sacrifice of our sons and daughters in wars we’re too damn gutless to win. But it isn’t. Again and again Republicans promised to solve these problems and yet every single time they’ve lied. Rubio got elected in Florida promising to oppose amnesty then not only fails to do so but stands up with the Democrats and did the exact opposite. And we’re surprised a candidate comes along and points that out?

These folks have been asking us for help, and what was our response? Shut up, stupid racists. Well, they finally found someone who is taking their side. His name is Donald Trump, and we made him possible. Hell, we made him inevitable.
Admitting the problem is the first step towards solving it. Of course, cuckservatives and neocons and conservatives being what they are, they'll probably just call him a racist Nazi Trumpkin and refuse to listen to anything he has to say.

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159 Comments:

Anonymous Til March 07, 2016 4:05 PM  

This just may be the single greatest article ever written:

http://gawker.com/ted-cruz-please-help-us-we-have-no-idea-how-to-stop-d-1763284642

These tears are so delicious. Nectar of the Gods.

Anonymous Broken Arrow March 07, 2016 4:06 PM  

Wow. Kurt wrote that? Good for him.

Blogger pyrrhus March 07, 2016 4:08 PM  

A very honest and well written article....

Anonymous drnick March 07, 2016 4:08 PM  

If the Texas establishment got around to arresting illegals and throwing them back into Mexico, Cruz could probably stop Trump in his tracks. But the more Cruz insists on taking Bush money, the more he's going to be revealed as just another pawn.

https://www.tedcruz.org/news/ted-cruz-announces-addition-of-former-jeb-bush-finance-team-members/

Tick tock!

Blogger Raggededge March 07, 2016 4:11 PM  

I'm shocked Kurt wrote that.

Blogger Anchorman March 07, 2016 4:15 PM  

They aren’t going away; we need to reintegrate them.

I wonder if he really "got it."

For the fissure to close, the GOP needs to move to the Trump voter. The idea of "re-integrating" the voter seems suspiciously like, "We just need to convince them" rather than, "We need to actually adopt their ideas."

It is heartening to see this and the (re-print) NY Post article from the former conservative.

I think the message is getting through. It's whether the GOP tries to Lucy the voter one more time. The history of playing up movements like the TEA Party, only to let the media re-write the narrative and how they have (thus far) responded and characterized the Trump supporter doesn't bode well.

Anonymous Til March 07, 2016 4:15 PM  

@4

Don't worry, the Cruzmissiles will be by shortly to tell us all about how Cruz is only playing ball for us bitter clingers. Sure, he's married to Goldman Sachs. Sure, he's a Club For Growth shill. Sure, his wife was a CFR member. Sure, he gave teddy bears out at the southern border along with Glenn Cuck.

But he's the real deal!

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 07, 2016 4:16 PM  

The GOPe had their first chance with the Tea Party. A bunch of white 50-somethings who had played by the rules all their lives and their main demand was that everyone else, especially government, should do the same.

GOPe was happy to co-opt them, but refused to cooperate with them or even defend them - where was all the GOPe indignation when the Left referred to Tea Partiers as "Teabaggers"? They aren't stupid, when GOPe politicans promise action on budgets and then just keep on spending, the Tea Partiers do notice. Oh, yes they do.

I know some local Tea Party people, the majority are solidly behind Trump except for a few who are still for Cruz. None of them had anything good to say about ¡Jeb! a full year ago. None of them like Rubio.

I'm willing to bet it's that way across the US. So Trump is the second chance, and unlike the 50-somethings who had to take time off from work to protest their local Congressional rep's sellout, he's on the job full time.

The Tea Party wanted to work with GOPe. Trump is working against GOPe. The next iteration won't even talk to GOPe.

After that? The dam bursts. Le deluge'.

The donor class of both parties really is like the French aristocracy of the 18th century, it's that far out of touch with reality.

Blogger Timmy3 March 07, 2016 4:19 PM  

You'll like Cruz even less. Right?

Blogger S1AL March 07, 2016 4:20 PM  

Heck, it's even simpler than that. Democrats have been voting for demagogues who tell then what they want to hear for years... now Republicans have one and they like it.

It's gotten to the point where even the die-hard libertarians have thrown their hands up and said "at last he's not a socialist".

Blogger Anchorman March 07, 2016 4:24 PM  

now Republicans have one and they like it.

I think it's more like, "There's no reason to disqualify a candidate because he demagogues, since the alternatives are worse."

Blogger Rusty Fife March 07, 2016 4:25 PM  

Paging Matt Edwards.

Here is the definition of Conservative you were looking for:
http://blog.dilbert.com/post/140631008436/the-conservative-con-master-persuader-series

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 07, 2016 4:28 PM  

Previous comment vaporized.

TEA Party people tried to make the government play by the rules. GOPe was happy to co-opt them and give them nothing.

I know TEA Party people locally, most are solidly for Trump, some are for Cruz, none of them supported ¡Jeb! even a year ago.

The donor class of both parties reminds me of 18th century French aristocrats, both in terms of sheer arrogant entitlement and in terms of gross ignorance.

Blogger Student in Blue March 07, 2016 4:28 PM  

In a sense, this whole concept of Donald Trump being an inevitable response reminds me of the concept, "For there to be a hero, there must be a villain."

If GOPe didn't lie, if they weren't corrupt and crooked, then we wouldn't need an anti-establishment hero whether he's Cruz or Trump.

It's very nice to have a hero, but it would have been nicest most of all to have never needed him.

Blogger tz March 07, 2016 4:30 PM  

@1 Yes, I couldn't stop laughing. They admit they are at wits end.
The vast majority of Trump’s supporters are good people who we have let down
No, you stabbed us in the back every two years for decades.
We just brought our gun to your knife fight.
They aren’t going away; we need to reintegrate them.
No, we don't need to be reintegrated, you need to be disintegrated.
Trump will make deals but he won't abandon the base. He wants two terms and will get them. The second half of his first term should see a lot of House and Senate turnover.

Blogger Salt March 07, 2016 4:31 PM  

Anchorman wrote:For the fissure to close, the GOP needs to move to the Trump voter. The idea of "re-integrating" the voter seems suspiciously like, "We just need to convince them" rather than, "We need to actually adopt their ideas."

They've paid lip service to that for years. Not falling for it again. Not this time!

Anonymous TheSmokingMan#3424 March 07, 2016 4:33 PM  

I've been following Kurt on twitter for the last few months. He is slowly coming around. I have actually enjoyed watching the process. He is currently in stage 6 of grief.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler March 07, 2016 4:33 PM  

The Rockefeller Republicans will take out all and any populists. They did this to Barry Goldwater at the 1964 Republican Convention and they character assassinated Patrick Buchanan who was another populist. Mitt Romney's take down of the Trump is the same as Nelson Rockefeller's take down of Barry Goldwater.

Here is an ad that the LBJ Democrats put together from attacks from Republicans on their own:
Republican Disunity Ad- LBJ 1964 Presidential Campaign Commercial

The Establishment Republicans don't care--its all about the Global Utopia! They will sell out their own. They will sabotage their own Party members. That is why the Democrat and the Republican Establishment are hand-in-hand.

Blogger Noah B March 07, 2016 4:34 PM  

We have seen the light and we promise to stop lying to and cynically manipulating the American people. In exchange for this gesture of goodwill, please give your full support to the 2016 Republican National Convention nominee, Mitt Romney, the best hope for the party's future.

Sincerely,

The GOP Establishment

Blogger tz March 07, 2016 4:39 PM  

Molyneux has a new Video on John Oliver's anti-Trump screed

Blogger slarrow March 07, 2016 4:40 PM  

The reaction of the establishment to the Rise of Trump mirrors that after the Puppies swept the Hugo nominations. #NeverTrump is the functional equivalent of #NoahWard. In both cases, the old gatekeepers are saying, "we'll burn it down ourselves before we let you destroy it!"

Blogger Josh March 07, 2016 4:43 PM  

OT: baby #1 is here and both baby and mama are healthy

Anonymous Steve March 07, 2016 4:45 PM  

Congratulations Josh! That is the best possible news.

Anonymous Broken Arrow March 07, 2016 4:47 PM  

Great news Josh, congrats! Answered prayers.

Blogger allyn71 March 07, 2016 4:49 PM  

Congratulations Josh.

Blogger Noah B March 07, 2016 4:54 PM  

Fantastic news, Josh. Congratulations.

Blogger Chiva March 07, 2016 4:54 PM  

Congrats Josh. I hope all goes well with you.

Blogger Dexter March 07, 2016 4:55 PM  

Who the hell is Kurt Schlichter?

Anonymous cheddarman of Christendom March 07, 2016 4:57 PM  

Wheeler quit your sqeualing. If they manage to shut down the peaceful rebellion they may end up as lamp post decorations in the violent rebellion

Anonymous FitzRobert March 07, 2016 4:57 PM  

Congrats, Josh.

In other news, Vox predicted with absolute accuracy the tone of the comments to this article.

Anonymous VFM #6306 March 07, 2016 4:59 PM  

Why do I get the sense that he is trying to appeal for protection now that he has betrayed the Ire-ish Rove-rs?
_

Congratulations, Josh! Where do you want me to send the My Little Pony trainset?

Anonymous cheddarman of Christendom March 07, 2016 4:59 PM  

Josh, Nate would be an excellent name

Anonymous cheddarman of Christendom March 07, 2016 5:03 PM  

JOSH, where can we send the Yankee themed toys?

Anonymous Steve March 07, 2016 5:04 PM  

Re: the article.

Nice to see the Kubler-Ross model validated again.

Our problem is not this digitally-challenged, bizarrely phallocentric clown

Lol.

The Donald's a clown? Well, so was The Joker.

But who is he comparing Trump's alleged clownishness to?

Jeb! Bush?

Mitt Romney?

John McCain?

George Dubya Bush?

Homey D. Clown?

At least Trump (and Homey) never ran on a platform of turning their country - the only home Americans have - into a Third World dump.

TRUMP/HOMIE 2016 - BECAUSE TRUMP AND HOMEY DON'T PLAY THAT!

OpenID sigbouncer March 07, 2016 5:06 PM  

Congratulations Josh. Trump hats and shirts are on the way.

Anonymous Broken Arrow March 07, 2016 5:08 PM  

Trump saw a massive hole in the GOP being undeserved, which is blue collar workers who are mild social conservatives. While I don't remember him framing his argument in this manner, he's reshaping the political discourse in to how globalism affects the common man in the US. Since both parties are globalists he arguably found a "business opportunity" and a market to exploit. This is why his appeal reaches outside of the traditional GOP base.

Anonymous drnick March 07, 2016 5:09 PM  

Hey, congratulations Josh!

Blogger Salt March 07, 2016 5:11 PM  

Congrats to Josh and burgeoning family.

Anonymous BGKB March 07, 2016 5:27 PM  

In exchange for this gesture of goodwill, please give your full support to the 2016 Republican National Convention nominee, Mitt Romney

TRUMP could shoot Mitt Romney on 5th ave and not lose any voters

Blogger Noah B March 07, 2016 5:28 PM  

While I don't remember him framing his argument in this manner, he's reshaping the political discourse in to how globalism affects the common man in the US. Since both parties are globalists he arguably found a "business opportunity" and a market to exploit. This is why his appeal reaches outside of the traditional GOP base.

This is a major undercurrent to Trump's campaign. While Trump has wavered on several policy positions, he has been a consistent nationalist for 30 years.

Blogger Raggededge March 07, 2016 5:28 PM  

Congrats Josh, welcome to fatherhood.

Blogger Sam Lively March 07, 2016 5:32 PM  

In the spirit of Josh's news, just heard Donald Trump Jr. on Hannity stumping for his dad.

High energy, confident, intelligent, articulate, doggedly loyal to his dad.

Blogger Alexander March 07, 2016 5:32 PM  

Congrats Josh.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 07, 2016 5:34 PM  

Glad to hear it, Josh.
Boy or Girl ?

Anonymous #5454 March 07, 2016 5:35 PM  

Congrats Josh!

Blogger Rusty Fife March 07, 2016 5:40 PM  

Josh wrote:OT: baby #1 is here and both baby and mama are healthy

Making America great again!

Blogger BassmanCO March 07, 2016 5:41 PM  

Congrats Josh. I hope you get sleep some time in the next few weeks. :)

Blogger Sam Lively March 07, 2016 5:44 PM  

Now Ben Carson on Hannity with some lucid analysis of the general election case for Trump over Cruz. Calling for them to share a ticket too.

Blogger Young Heaving Bosoms of Congratulations March 07, 2016 5:47 PM  

Josh wrote:OT: baby #1 is here and both baby and mama are healthy

Congratulations!

Blogger Unknown March 07, 2016 5:47 PM  

But, does Trump have to continue to be so stupid? Did you see the pictures of the Florida campaign stop where he had everyone giving a "sieg heil" salute (if you promise to vote for me, raise your right hand)?

Blogger dienw March 07, 2016 5:48 PM  

The IT Genius behind Cruz:
Everything in the vote fraud which Cruz committed in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Alaska and Maine points to Robert Mercer who has a profound talent for writing computer code in simplified terms to overthrow the existing programs in his form of hybrid codex.

Anonymous Erik March 07, 2016 5:58 PM  

@49: Did you see the pictures from my primary school, where the teacher had everyone giving a "sieg heil" salute (if you want an extension on the homework, raise your hand) ?

Trump should continue exactly what he is doing and not give an inch to the damned media. They'll scream KNOT SEA, HIT LURE if he does anything other than full capitulation, so you're the stupid one if you suggest partial capitulation. It's a worthless move.

Anonymous VFM #6306 March 07, 2016 5:59 PM  

@49 Hitler was pretty popular, Unknown. What is stupid about it?

Anonymous SWW March 07, 2016 6:00 PM  

Congrats Josh! Another vote for Ron Paul...

Anonymous Brutha named cheddarman March 07, 2016 6:01 PM  

NIGGA please! REDUCTO AD HITLERUM DOES NOT WORK HERE. CALL MICHAEL MEDVED

Anonymous johnc March 07, 2016 6:03 PM  

Are the people on the left as angry as the people on the right are? What's their general sense of the situation, and is there a form of rebellion brewing for the Democratic Party? I know Sanders is drawing a lot of disaffected people, but I'm not familiar enough to know if it's with the same sort of anger and betrayal that people on the right are feeling.

Blogger dienw March 07, 2016 6:04 PM  

cheddarman of Christendom wrote:JOSH, where can we send the Yankee themed toys?

You mean the NJ Zuave styled pajamas.

Blogger Eric March 07, 2016 6:04 PM  

Again and again Republicans promised to solve these problems and yet every single time they’ve lied.

There's a big difference between promising to solve a problem and failing (or mostly failing) and lying about what you're trying to do. The fact is the Republicans are enunciating a set of principles that aren't their governing principles once in office.

The Rubio thing is only the most blatant example. Mitch McConnell's failure theater is the more long lasting and pernicious - have a vote that changes the rules so when the official vote on a bill comes up you can vote the way your constituents want you to vote and still lose (like your donors wanted).

Anonymous JN March 07, 2016 6:08 PM  

@49

Didn't read the linked article?

Blogger Noah B March 07, 2016 6:10 PM  

Mitch McConnell's failure theater is the more long lasting and pernicious...

MPAI. This shell game is sufficient to fool most people.

Blogger David-093 March 07, 2016 6:11 PM  

Josh is making White people great again.

Anonymous fish March 07, 2016 6:12 PM  

21. Josh March 07, 2016 4:43 PM
OT: baby #1 is here and both baby and mama are healthy

22. Steve March 07, 2016 4:45 PM
Congratulations Josh! That is the best possible news.

23. Broken Arrow March 07, 2016 4:47 PM
Great news Josh, congrats! Answered prayers.

24. allyn71 March 07, 2016 4:49 PM
Congratulations Josh.

25. Noah B March 07, 2016 4:54 PM
Fantastic news, Josh. Congratulations.

26. Chiva March 07, 2016 4:54 PM
Congrats Josh. I hope all goes well with you.

27. Dexter March 07, 2016 4:55 PM
Who the hell is Kurt Schlichter?



BEST COMMENT THREAD EVER!

Blogger BunE22 March 07, 2016 6:17 PM  

Congrats, Josh.

Blogger RobertT March 07, 2016 6:21 PM  

The problem is if one of these liars gets elected and goes about business as usual, they have four years before they will have to answer for their crimes, and by then it could be too late. The way I see it, it's not or never.

Blogger Eric March 07, 2016 6:32 PM  

MPAI. This shell game is sufficient to fool most people.

"Idiots" is probably an unfair characterization. Not everyone is interested in politics. But after awhile even the people who aren't paying attention start to wonder at the fact the Republicans have majorities in both houses of Congress and yet can't seem to pass anything they promised to pass. While at the same time other things they didn't mention during the campaign, like TPP, just sail through.

I wasn't always plugged in to congressional inside baseball, but even I figured this out during the Bush years they weren't trying to deliver.

I have this theory the filibuster will never go away in the Senate, because it allows this sort of flimflam where you can appear to be doing what your constituents want (and failing, but gosh darn it, we just didn't have the votes!) while actually delivering for your donors.

I've even become cynical enough to believe both parties are happy with the status quo on social issues. The Republicans raise boatloads of money from anti-abortion groups, for example. They'll never endanger that stream of money by winning the issue.

Blogger Troy Lee Messer March 07, 2016 6:32 PM  

@38. If Trump shot Romney on the street, I'd volunteer for Trump's campaign and send Trump some money.

Blogger Salt March 07, 2016 6:39 PM  

Some of Rubio's advisers are apparently telling him to drop out prior to the Fla vote.

"He doesn't want to get killed in his home state," one source familiar with the discussions said, noting "a poor showing would be a risk and hurt his political future."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/07/politics/marco-rubio-campaign-weighs-getting-out/index.html

Blogger Billy March 07, 2016 6:41 PM  

OT: baby #1 is here and both baby and mama are healthy

Man that's great, congratulations. Just don't let em turn into teenagers!

Blogger VD March 07, 2016 6:44 PM  

baby #1 is here and both baby and mama are healthy

Glad to hear it. Congratulations. Is it true you're naming him Donald?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 07, 2016 6:53 PM  

RobertT wrote:The way I see it, it's not or never.

Well, when it comes to Rubio, I agree.

I'm not a fan of Schlichter, especially after a few conversations with him on twitter. His whole schtick is a feigned pose of intellectual superiority and sneering, combined with snark.
Still, it's twitter, and that's more or less what twitter is. Like many here, I am shocked that this is from Schlichter. It's thoughtful, intelligent,a nd honest.

All the same I don't expect that it will amke any difference.

I fully expect CPAC/pundit/activist types to be scrubbing evidence prior CPAC attendance from their social media accounts within a couple of years.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 07, 2016 6:54 PM  

Congratulations Josh. Now you're an adult, or soon will be.

Blogger SciVo March 07, 2016 7:00 PM  

johnc wrote:Are the people on the left as angry as the people on the right are? What's their general sense of the situation, and is there a form of rebellion brewing for the Democratic Party? I know Sanders is drawing a lot of disaffected people, but I'm not familiar enough to know if it's with the same sort of anger and betrayal that people on the right are feeling.

Yesterday, one of my IRL liberal friends told me that she made a mutual pact with her brother to support Sanders against not-Trump, and support Trump against not-Sanders. I know, I know, anecdote not data.

Blogger Mandos March 07, 2016 7:02 PM  

"Our problem is not this digitally-challenged, bizarrely phallocentric clown"

Well I disagree, this guy still doesn't get it. Still stuck in status-signaling among his ISO 9001 conservative peers. Bitch-slapped hard enough by evidence to go one step further but still thinking tactically instead of strategically, foolishly looking forward to herd the scattered cattle back to the stable. Maybe just maybe, we should have listened and started addressing the real issues. Oh thank you Captain Obvious but it's about damn time once 80%+ of the house is on fire and foreign diplomats start expressing concerns about possibly having to cope with something else than the usual back-scratching. I don't remember Gov. Christie or Sen. Sessions opening their endorsement with a "well he's a phallocentric clown but..."

But hey, why would we bother with taking the time to fully apprehending the situation. We can still reasonably hope to co-opt Cruz or co-exist with Hillary after all.

Congratulations Josh.

Blogger SciVo March 07, 2016 7:03 PM  

Also mad props to Josh, mama & cub.

Blogger Hostem Populi March 07, 2016 7:07 PM  

Congrats, Josh.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 07, 2016 7:07 PM  

Congratulations Josh.

Get some sleep while that's possible.

OpenID 6eb4663a-f39a-11e3-aed0-d7d38ec8d6cd March 07, 2016 7:10 PM  

@64 "I've even become cynical enough to believe both parties are happy with the status quo on social issues. The Republicans raise boatloads of money from anti-abortion groups, for example. They'll never endanger that stream of money by winning the issue."

According to Mike Flynn your instincts are correct. Flynn is a former Breitbart consigliere, who recently ran for Congress in IL (GOPe/Boehner backed Obama's Transportation Sec's son over him). Flynn stated that back in 2009 or so when the ACORN videos were being released, he and Andrew Breitbart received calls from GOP higher ups who begged them not to kill ACORN. The reason? ACORN was great for fundraising.

F*** all these people and their echoey masters.

Blogger JACIII March 07, 2016 7:19 PM  

Congrats Josh! Is little Donald ilk by birthright?

Anonymous zen0 the Ephemeral March 07, 2016 7:22 PM  

Debka thinks Biden's trip to Israel is the prelude to his entering the race. The Obama people hate the Clinton people after all.

Anonymous Toby Temple March 07, 2016 7:29 PM  

Congratulations Josh! So it's a boy?

Blogger James Dixon March 07, 2016 7:40 PM  

> OT: baby #1 is here and both baby and mama are healthy

A new member of the Ilk is never off topic. :)

> Is it true you're naming him Donald?

Paul, obviously.

Congratulations, Josh. Now get some sleep while you still can. You won't be getting much the next few years.

Anonymous Be Not Afraid March 07, 2016 7:41 PM  

Josh, congrats! Kids are the best thing ever. Pro tip: don't bother with a name, just get the little nipper a VFM number from the Supreme Dark Lord.

Anonymous First Order March 07, 2016 7:43 PM  

Congrats Josh!


@9 S1AL

You're kidding, Libertarians have been more cucky than cuckservatives about Trump's immigration and trade policies. They've been the first ones to call Trump a fascist and Nazi. To the point, I hope Vox amendments Cuckservative to have a chapter addressing the libertarian super cucks.

Blogger Student in Blue March 07, 2016 7:46 PM  

For Nate, some more possible evidence the establishment would rather have Cruz than Trump:
https://twitter.com/FoxNewsSunday/status/706486311096430592

Anonymous Gage March 07, 2016 7:48 PM  

It's win-win for me this election cycle. I would be happy to see Trump get the nomination and I would be happy to see the GOP implode as a result of denying Trump the nomination

Anonymous JRL March 07, 2016 7:48 PM  

Good on ya Josh

Anonymous RedJack March 07, 2016 7:52 PM  

Trump doesn't scare me. The fact that we are only a few steps down the road to a Caesar is what scares me. A strong man who kills all the other power brokers to bring peace.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume March 07, 2016 7:58 PM  

Congratulations to you and your wife, Josh!




Anonymous Brick Hardslab March 07, 2016 8:00 PM  

Congrats Josh. What are you doing here? We don't have cigars or scotch.

Blogger ChicagoRefugee March 07, 2016 8:00 PM  

Congratulations Josh!

*shoves a cigar through the USB*

Anonymous Takin' a Look March 07, 2016 8:07 PM  

Congratulations Josh. :-)

Blogger Coyotewise March 07, 2016 8:13 PM  

"We can’t simply will them and their concerns into silence."

This speaks to what I've been wondering about the Cuckservative mentality specific to this. What do they think they will accomplish if they prevent Trump from getting the nom? That its all just a spasm that will subside?

Blogger Scott6584 March 07, 2016 8:17 PM  

The big problem with calling Trump a "racist Nazi" is that it smears the entire group of people who have voted for him, or are planning to vote for him. As linked in the previous article concerning a guy admitting the real problem, calling out middle Americans as racist bigots, and Fascists won't work.

Even if you think, as I do, that Trump is really a Democrat Trojan Horse who will devastatingly betray those supporting him, that still doesn't make him a "racist Nazi." It just makes him a liar.

I'm actually part of the group that the GOPe are calling racist Nazi's, because I want an outside candidate to blow up the leadership also. The difference is that I would like to salvage something from the wreckage instead of just obliterating everything. Maybe that makes me naive. Or maybe you guys supporting Trump are naive for believing in him. Time will tell. I would just like to harness the anger to accomplish real change, and not have to start over from scratch. But I can't help but be somewhat sympathetic to those who have grown so frustrated that they want to blow it all up and start over.

For me, the Blow It Up moment comes with the secession of Texas (along with Oklahoma and Kansas joining). If Cruz can actually KEEP some of the promises others have been breaking, I'm willing to take a chance on him BEFORE I get to my "Blow It Up" deadline. But it's hard for me to blame others who are already there...

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 07, 2016 8:19 PM  

The cucks including the non-orange clown who wrote the piece never, ever disqualified the Left, to them it is unthinkable, the Left while often wrong is still to them the source of AUTHORITY and that is what really matters.

Do you know what would cause the NR cucks the greatest distress? The NYTs burnt to the ground including its hacks. As Rusher told Whitaker back in the 70s NRs flunkies did not believe anything till it was printed in the NYTs. And you think they are any less gimpy these days?

Anonymous Case March 07, 2016 8:20 PM  

Denying Trump the GOP nomination will destroy all the excitement he was generated in the GOP, lost every bit of his crossover appeal, and cause 20%+ of Republican voters to stay hole on election day.

Hillary get's elected and the GOP fades into eternal irrelevance.

Bitter, yet necessary medicine.

Blogger Scott6584 March 07, 2016 8:28 PM  

By the way, that "Ted Cruz, please help us stop Trump" article linked in the first comment was roll on the floor funny - even to a Cruz supporter like me.

Blogger Mandos March 07, 2016 8:28 PM  

@89
Yes, this is exactly what they think: all that circus is only your regular election year populist surge, just slightly inflated this time, cuz more racists. For now the plan is as simple as it gets: a) cheat Trump out of the nomination, b) tame Cruz as he will be easier to control than Trump c) back to business as usual, post-Ron Paul 2012 style.

At best it is a warning that conservatives will have to pretend to deliver more on sensible topics, this is what Kurt Schlichter is telling us in a nutshell.

Trump poll numbers are not enough a reason to underestimate what the real state of affairs probably is.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler March 07, 2016 8:38 PM  

The CEO of the John Birch Society came out with a video on Mitt Romney. He also talks of the way George Romney teamed up with Nelson Rockefeller to derail the election of Barry Goldwater. The CEO comes out and says the Romney threw the last election! It is a short video on Facebook:

Mitt Romney and the GOP Establisment

Also George Romney knew and worked with Saul Alinsky!

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 07, 2016 8:43 PM  

Whether or not Cruz is a Conservative, electing Cruz will not destroy the GOP, so it is an unacceptable outcome

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler March 07, 2016 8:51 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:Whether or not Cruz is a Conservative, electing Cruz will not destroy the GOP, so it is an unacceptable outcome

Cruz is NOT a Natural Born citizen. The election of Cruz will destroy the Constitution and any more that's left of the Rule of Law in this country!

Blogger Mandos March 07, 2016 8:52 PM  

That is, if Cruz was to be elected, which won't happen.

OpenID denektenorsk March 07, 2016 9:00 PM  

Congratulations, Josh. Now get some sleep while you still can. You won't be getting much the next few years.

Can confirm. Get sleep when ever you can. Congrats!

Blogger weka March 07, 2016 9:05 PM  

Congratulations Josh.

On topic, the way things are Trump could take out the Milton and the RNC with extreme prejudice and gain votes.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 07, 2016 9:20 PM  

W.LindsayWheeler wrote:Cruz is NOT a Natural Born citizen. The election of Cruz will destroy the Constitution and any more that's left of the Rule of Law in this country!

Sorry, Linday, that boat sailed 20 years ago.

Anonymous Millenium March 07, 2016 9:23 PM  

OT, Sweden's first female bishop wants to remove crosses because they might offend muslims. Article in german: http://de.sputniknews.com/panorama/20151007/304768617/schwedische-bischoefin-kreuze-kirchen-muslime.html

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 9:31 PM  

@1 Til

Speaking of Gawker, I believe it's almost time for Hollywood Hogan to deliver a massive clothesline, followed by a mega leg drop from the top rope.

Blogger Lazarus March 07, 2016 9:31 PM  

biden will use trip to Israel to presage announcement to run for Pres.

Thus saith Debka

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 9:34 PM  

@7 Til
@4

Don't worry, the Cruzmissiles will be by shortly to tell us all about how Cruz is only playing ball for us bitter clingers. Sure, he's married to Goldman Sachs. Sure, he's a Club For Growth shill. Sure, his wife was a CFR member. Sure, he gave teddy bears out at the southern border along with Glenn Cuck.

But he's the real deal!
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Damn Straight! So what if his pop was a commie guerilla fighting for Castro! He's a preacher now!

Blogger Derek Kite March 07, 2016 9:36 PM  

https://ricochet.com/podcasts/a-glitch-in-the-matrix/

Listen to the section with Rick Wilson, pass it on. This is the Republican party. It will cease to exist.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 9:38 PM  

@11 Anchorman

I think it's more like, "There's no reason to disqualify a candidate because he demagogues, since the alternatives are worse."
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That's pretty much it. It would be easy to hate on a loud mouth NYC tycoon, but he keeps chasing these much more irritating jokers off my lawn, so its' kind of ok for now.

Blogger GreenBayMattters March 07, 2016 9:47 PM  

Congratulations Dad.

Right now I can live with Trump or Cruz but need to continually monitor both. NumbersUSA has just downgraded Trump on immigration and Cruz now has a higher grade.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 9:53 PM  

Pretty much my attitude towards the GOP now, after all has been said and done :
You made me smile

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 9:56 PM  

@18 W.LindsayWheeler

Mitt Romney's take down of the Trump is the same as Nelson Rockefeller's take down of Barry Goldwater.
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Small Mittens didn't take Trump down, in case you haven't noticed. Relax, that was just episode #500 of "Trump is Finished!"

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 9:58 PM  

@22 Josh
OT: baby #1 is here and both baby and mama are healthy
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I'm glad for you, and your family :P

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 07, 2016 10:05 PM  

Congrats to Josh. Don't let the mother overwork herself.

Be sure to name him something appropriate, like Benito. You know, after the famous 19th century Presidente of Mexico, of course.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 10:11 PM  

@56 johnc
Are the people on the left as angry as the people on the right are?
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No, the fake rage of the left is pure theater because they use it to get what they want.

The rage on the right is a rage of survival.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein March 07, 2016 10:15 PM  

Congrats,Josh.

Anonymous MendoScot March 07, 2016 10:15 PM  

Raising a glass of the malt to you and yours, Josh.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 07, 2016 10:45 PM  

" Listen to the section with Rick Wilson, pass it on. This is the Republican party. It will cease to exist. "
Rick Wilson is one of the many reasons the Elephant needs to die. I'm relieved Dutch Reagan's not around to have see what this joke of a "Party" has become.
Speaking of Dutch, God rest Nancy Reagan's soul.

'

Blogger ray March 07, 2016 10:47 PM  

'Phallocentric clown'


Right there's the problem. Downstream psycho-spiritual results of legal and social policies that today encourage a 'conservative' pundit to call another man phallocentric. And assume his safety in doing so. The Right/Repugnicants not only utilize the terminology of feminism, they helped the Left enshrine feminism into domestic and foreign policy. Conveniently applicable only to Some Other Guy.

Don't think it's gone un-noticed.

Anybody using the word 'phallocentric' belongs on a supervised ag farm. I mean a Fresh Air Peoples Rehabilitation Clinic. In the interest of Public Safety!

We live in nations ruled by women and fronted by weak men, as the OP quote illustrates. The American President (2) likewise makes this cuckle-point. Can't build no wall for that.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 07, 2016 10:55 PM  

3 fingers of Woodford Reserve to ya ,Josh.
Dammit , a boy or a girl ? I know you're busy right now, so I guess I'll have to wait.
Get some rest while you still can, and the same goes for the wife.
May God bless you and yours,son.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 07, 2016 11:06 PM  

My niece would raise her sippy cup of milk to ya, but's she is in bed. I'll make her do it first thing in the mornin'

Anonymous A Visitor March 07, 2016 11:07 PM  

"Immigration and free trade are generally good, but they impose real costs and our base is getting handed the bill. These folks have been asking us for help, and what was our response? Shut up, stupid racists. Well, they finally found someone who is taking their side. His name is Donald Trump, and we made him possible. Hell, we made him inevitable."

This is what people in the upper class, family included of mine (though I'm economically lower class at the moment, I come from the upper class) do not get. The middle class is getting hosed over. They make this country tick. The government has crapped on them at least since the 1986 amnesty if not further back. They've finally had enough.

"Individual conservatives have every moral right to act on their principles and refuse to vote for an unprincipled, [sic] unconservative individual. Though I intend to vote for the GOP nominee..."

Ok, I'll make my bias known: I'd prefer it be Trump. If it is someone else, I will vote, one last time, for the lesser of two evils because...MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVAH! Sanders or Clinton would be the final nail in the coffin. Maybe stalling them four years would give me enough time to make some money, stash in liquid form, and some in a safe place, and have enough to get a few acres in the country. The GOP sickens me.

"This is so LIBERAL, it's ridiculous. The GOP didn't lie to the so called base. They didn't promise a Conservative solution in a country that has Liberals, Independents and everything but. The promises and anger was made and fueled by pundits and the talk show mafia that really knew better. "

That's a quote from the article. This fool is in denial.

Anonymous A Visitor March 07, 2016 11:07 PM  

"Ted Cruz has a new theory: the American political media is in possession of “bombshell” stories about Donald Trump that could ruin him, but are choosing to not publish them for some reason. Ted, I’m here to tell you: we’ve got nothing, and we’re all really fucking freaked out about it."

@1 This reminds me of training I received years ago. You sit on something like this and actually say what it is and ask for the other side to refute it. You repeat without them refuting it until right before the election you drop it. However, Cruz and the GOPe like the military are prepared to fight the last war. They do not understand this is the equivalent of pre-WWI tactics in front of new WWI machinery like the machine gun (and later) and the tank. It's going to be a slaughter.

@6 Right, they need to move closer to the average Trump voter, not the other way around.

@12 Solid article by Scott Adams. I've found myself pleasantly surprised that he has been speaking out in the past year.

@22 CONGRATS JOSH! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

@55 Honey, what's for breakfast this morning?

@65 You're more right than you know that both parties are happy with the status quo. The afterward to Michael Chriton's A State of Fear comes to mind. I remember when I interned for my Congressman (now retired) years ago how I was stunned near the end of my internship some of the LAs (legislative assistants) at his direction were compiling a list of states that did not have "no text and/or no phone" laws while driving. I got the impression that he (a Republican) was planning on introducing a federal bill in the House to streamline the situation. I'd be curious to know how many Congressmen and Senators know that we have interstate compacts, not some federal law, giving reciprocity for driver's licenses.

@77 That does not surprise me.

@85 Since they by and large serve no useful purpose (Hunter and Sessions excepted), I'd love to see them implode. #winning!

@92 They are that insular that they believe it'll subside. Morons.

I had a discussion with a friend yesterday about manufacturing. He retorted with he didn't want his iPhone (I have one too) made Stateside due to labor unions striking for higher wages. He said we just needed to end federal welfare and EBT. I asked him where are these people freed off of welfare and EBT going to get jobs because they have to compete with foreign workers (even the low skilled ones)? His response was Ted Cruz should be support, not Trump. *sigh* They don't get. If we do not get immigration taken care of there will not be a country to protect. If they think abortion is bad now, wait until the 3rd world hordes overwhelm us. Good luck on that.

@119 He was a few cards short of a deck near the end there.

Blogger lowercaseb March 07, 2016 11:10 PM  

@121 >Get some rest while you still can, and the same goes for the wife.

Amen to that. I don't know you Josh, but the one piece of advice I can get is...sleep while you can right now, because it will soon be a beloved memory for both you and you wife for a while.

Blogger Beau March 07, 2016 11:20 PM  

Congratulations Josh.

Blogger Rusty Fife March 07, 2016 11:24 PM  

lowercaseb wrote:@121 >Get some rest while you still can, and the same goes for the wife.

Amen to that. I don't know you Josh, but the one piece of advice I can get is...sleep while you can right now, because it will soon be a beloved memory for both you and you wife for a while.



Eh, all this "get some sleep" advice is for the birds. I slept like a king with my kids.

Keep the kid on the booby and sleeping next to momma. Everybody is happier. Kiddo gets hungry, gives the right snort, momma puts a boob in his mouth, and everyone goes back to sleep.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 11:45 PM  

Trumps still angering foreigners -

http://thoughtcatalog.com/daniel-hayes/2016/03/this-french-director-made-an-entire-film-about-murdering-donald-trump/

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 07, 2016 11:51 PM  

"{. I slept like a king with my kids."
Mine wans't too bad at night but when my momma and daddy (as well as the in-laws) said give some cereal with that formula
They'll sleep pretty much all night." They were right.
(Much apologies to people not interested in 1912 Ladies Home Journal stuff.)
Josh , you got a smile on your face that 100 people could not slap off, u damn betcha .

Blogger Were-Puppy March 07, 2016 11:55 PM  

This one has a funny as hell photo, some mexican holding up a sign saying "McCain is a hero, Trump is a Chump!"

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3af46064-e229-11e5-9217-6ae3733a2cd1.html

Blogger praetorian March 07, 2016 11:58 PM  

Congrats on the newest member of the Trumpenstaffel, Josh.

Blogger Michael Maier March 08, 2016 12:05 AM  

"Glad to hear it. Congratulations. Is it true you're naming him Donald?"

AWCA...inDEED.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 08, 2016 12:16 AM  


















































" Congrats Josh. What are you doing here? We don't have cigars or scotch.
He owes ya.
If you name the kid Der Baron Von Trump as his rightful title, this could be settled quickly. What sayeth you ?

Anonymous johnc March 08, 2016 12:23 AM  

If Trump was smart he would skip the debate this Thursday.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 08, 2016 12:35 AM  

Hmm DJT - Donald Josh Trump ?

Just kidding!

Blogger LP9 Rin Integra S.I.G. March 08, 2016 12:35 AM  

Awesomeness and joy from the Lord to Josh, mom and baby!! Congrats!

Lord in Heaven, I went to Charlotte's 2003 CPAC or cucksrepub whatever, sensed/saw quickly I was or my views were not inline with the stupidityboomerhumorneoconagenda.

Nein, Ei, not afraid of Trump or any politician, so far I've lost everything so 'things' don't really apply to me, ideas and policies are what I am following.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY March 08, 2016 12:46 AM  














"If Trump was smart he would skip the debate this Thursday."
Trump has not lost a debate he has been in , so far. fuck polls, real world stuff, bust it down for us o wise ones.
































" Congrats Josh. What are you doing here? We don't have cigars or scotch.
He owes ya.
If you name the kid Der Baron Von Trump as his rightful title, this could be settled quickly. What sayeth you ?

Blogger The Other Robot March 08, 2016 12:47 AM  

Some wankers on LinkedIn are claiming that this shows Europeans trying to get to North Africa during WWII.

However, I have never heard of such an event during WWII (except, perhaps for Jews trying to get to the Middle East, and Palestine in particular), and it looks very much like the ship in this video

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 08, 2016 1:00 AM  


That is exactly the opposite event. In other words, a lie. Vlora was a notorious case of refugees getting INTO Europe.
Basically, those are Albanians trying to get to Italy during the Balkans war.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlora_%28ship%29

Blogger John Wright March 08, 2016 1:01 AM  

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Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 08, 2016 1:02 AM  

And by Balkans War, I mean 1991. They converted the photo to B&W and told you it was WWII.
And by "trying" I mean 20,000 Albanians literally swarmed and hijacked a cargo ship.

Blogger John Wright March 08, 2016 1:02 AM  

"Mitt Romney's take down of the Trump is the same as Nelson Rockefeller's take down of Barry Goldwater. "

With one, all-important difference: The anger at the Goldwater takedown is what fueled the Reagan Revolution.

The young, active and energized conservatives do not need to be created again, nor is the momentum of the Tea Party done.

Rockefeller's hatchet job worked.

Romney's did not.

Welcome to the 21st Century.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 08, 2016 1:03 AM  

The wiki page has the same damn photo. In color.

Anonymous Jack Amok March 08, 2016 3:31 AM  

At best it is a warning that conservatives will have to pretend to deliver more on sensible topics, this is what Kurt Schlichter is telling us in a nutshell.


Damn cucks need to pretend harder. You're not pretending hard enough!


Congrats Josh. No, you'll never quite stop worrying if they're still breathing when they're asleep.

Blogger Rusty Fife March 08, 2016 4:25 AM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:

That is exactly the opposite event. In other words, a lie. Vlora was a notorious case of refugees getting INTO Europe.

Basically, those are Albanians trying to get to Italy during the Balkans war.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlora_%28ship%29


Albanians. So the same old Muslim invaders as always?

Anonymous JAG March 08, 2016 4:57 AM  

"Our problem is not this digitally-challenged, bizarrely phallocentric clown"

This guy does not get it at all. Rubio is the one who started in with the pee pee jokes. No irony there at all...

Also this has nothing to do with being reintegrated. This is about kicking losers to the curb.

Blogger stevo March 08, 2016 6:12 AM  

Demagogues gonna demagogue.
What an annoying word.

Anonymous Steve Brown VFM#0273 March 08, 2016 6:29 AM  

Young, these folks express my thoughts much better than I can.
@8 @18 @19 @29 @36 @39 @66 @82 @98 @142

Josh, Congrats. Don't worry about getting sleep, you'll be so worn out you'll get plenty.

Anonymous The other robot March 08, 2016 6:53 AM  

The photo of the Vlora from Wikipedia seems to be from a slightly different angle. This seems to be the one they used.

Anonymous The other robot March 08, 2016 6:59 AM  

Another website admits that the photo is a fake, and says:

Despite this picture Germans and other europeans did flee during World War 2 to safer places in North Africa and top destination was North America according to BBC History At the peak period, in July 1946, 14,400 people a day were being dumped over the frontier and had to flee using boats across the Danube river and to black Sea.

Spot the numerous errors.

Blogger Rusty Fife March 08, 2016 7:04 AM  

The other robot wrote:Another website admits that the photo is a fake, and says:

Despite this picture Germans and other europeans did flee during World War 2 to safer places in North Africa and top destination was North America according to BBC History At the peak period, in July 1946, 14,400 people a day were being dumped over the frontier and had to flee using boats across the Danube river and to black Sea.

Spot the numerous errors.


They saw Casablanca and know there is some history there to support it. They just gotta find some photos without cigarettes in them.

Blogger tz March 08, 2016 9:57 AM  

Donald Trump’s Amazing Hostile Takeover of the GOP

The most wonderful thing is all the self-inflicted wounds the GOPe who seems to be as the frenzied priests of Baal trying to get fire to come down from heaven. But our Elijah can call down fire that will consume even water soaking the sacrifice. Max Lucado omits the last verse - the punchline. Then Elijah slaughters every last one of those priests. (1 Kings 18:40)

Blogger tz March 08, 2016 10:01 AM  

The establishment doesn't know what it is like to be unemployed when politicians do things to destroy your jobs.
Trump is our sweet revenge. They will know. Especially the ones who are indicted and convicted. Trump says he doesn't settle lawsuits. Maybe we can get rid of plea-bargaining.

Blogger tz March 08, 2016 10:38 AM  

NR - Cuck-tholic edition (Oh for the Late Sobran or Buchanan) Is at it again

We urge our fellow Catholics and all our fellow citizens to reject his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination by supporting a genuinely reformist candidate.

Whom exactly? Bernie? Where were all of you at NR during 2012 when Ron Paul was running. Oh that's right, sabotaging him because he wasn't a blood-thirsty neo-con.

Blogger John Regan March 08, 2016 10:50 AM  

It's a little weird to see the WaPo openly referring to GOP "elites" and their "private conversations" with them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/seeing-trump-as-vulnerable-gop-elites-now-eye-a-contested-convention/2016/03/07/976d2c62-e487-11e5-a6f3-21ccdbc5f74e_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_headlines

Blogger James Dixon March 08, 2016 10:51 AM  

> The election of Cruz will destroy the Constitution and any more that's left of the Rule of Law in this country!

There isn't anything left to destroy.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 08, 2016 11:29 AM  

@136 LP9 Rin Integra S.I.G.

Nein, Ei, not afraid of Trump or any politician, so far I've lost everything so 'things' don't really apply to me, ideas and policies are what I am following.
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You're not the only one. A lot of people out there have lost almost everything during these Obama years.

Blogger Were-Puppy March 08, 2016 11:38 AM  

@154 tz

Where were all of you at NR during 2012 when Ron Paul was running. Oh that's right, sabotaging him because he wasn't a blood-thirsty neo-con.
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They were doing their best to sabotage Paul, Cain, Newt, any of them. They were pushing Small Mittens. Combine that with the purges, and NR had gone full potato even back then. I remember them writing glowing articles about how Paul Ryno was sleeping in his office, because he's a man of the people. Really useless magazine.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 08, 2016 2:25 PM  

The other robot wrote:Spot the numerous errors.
Well, for one thing, "Jew" isn't spelled "european".

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